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legs and walked across his bedroom before opening fire. but the defense is presenting a very different account of what happened. michelle kosinkski sat near pistol f pistorius in court. what drove adam lanza to launch his killing street at a newtown elementary school? we have new information and new video of lanza as a young boy, recently discovered. ever been busted by one of the red light cameras? they raise a lot of money in fines and reduce accidents, but are they catching too many innocent drivers? we will get into that story. the bail hearing for oscar pistorius in south africa. michelle kosinkski was in the courtroom. now to up. >> reporter: the level of emotion we saw from pistorius, hard to put into words. you hear his sides of things from prosecutors, absolutely
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gripping, but it makes things no less perplexing. did pistorius accidentally kill the woman he loved and was thinking of marrying or was this premeditated murder? he broke down, sobbing with his head in his hands. oscar pistorius faced the court with the global scrum of he's accustomed to. prosecutors didn't allow pictures during the hearing. he was stern faced. staring ahead, jaw clenched. little of the powerful emotion he could barely control during the first appearance. then the emotion came, crying, head in hands as prosecutors laid out their case accusing pistorius of shooting and killing an unarmed innocent woman, his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day morning. he was inconsolable when he heard his account read by his attorney. he woke up in the night to get a
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fan from the balcony and heard a noise. he heard someone in the bathroom. he felt a sense of terror rush over me. i knew i had to protect reeva and myself. i received death threats before. i grabbed my .9 millimeter pistol from your honor tunder t screamed for them to get out of my house. it was pitch dark in the bedroom and i thought reeva was in bed. after the shooting when he realized she was not, he broke through the door after he called a friend and paramedics. she died in my arms. prosecutors ask why would a burglar lock himself in the toilet? reeva locked that door for a purpose. even if he thought it was a burglar this would still be a premeditated murder of a defenseless burglar. attorneys say there was no motive, no premeditation. statement from friends, even steenkamp's best friend describe the couple as deeply in love.
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same time as all of this, her funeral. >> we are devastated as a family. only one thing missing, reeva. >> reporter: prosecutors did make reference to the possibility there was an argument between the couple that night, but they didn't get into it in this hearing. tomorrow, we expect a judge to decide whether or not pistorius will be let loose. i'm sorry will be released on bail. david. >> michelle kosinkski, thank you very much. graham hoskins, a crime security analyst was in the courtroom as well. graham, good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. tell me more about the theory of the case on the part of pistorius that we learned about for the first time in this bail hearing? >> look, from this morning from his version of events that he woke up, went out to get a fan on the balcony, heard a noise
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from the bathroom, alongside the balcony and he then became worried, screamed to reeva to call police and demanded that the person come out. when there was no response, he then grabbed his firearm, you have to remember at this stage, he didn't have his prosthetic limbs on at all ran to the bathroom, screamed to reeva to call police and opened fire. when he called reeva again, he realized that there was something obviously horribly wrong. ran back to the bed. when he didn't see her, he says now in hindsight he realized she had obviously gone to the bathroom when he went out on the balcony to collect the fan. he claims to have run back out to the balcony, called for help, come back, put his prosthetic limbs on and tried to bash open the door. >> one of the questions that prosecutors were alluding to, was there any kind of difficulty in their relationship? if she had locked herself in the
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bathroom for a reason. any inkling of what that evidence is likely to show about the nature of their relationship that may have led to this? >> the evidence they are likely to present tomorrow is along social media messages that were sent between her and other male friends that she had. family said she's very loving, loves all people regardless of what their relationships are, and alleging that she became involved in an argument with him, possibly over jealousy over messages sent between herself and her other friends. so they are alleging that's what the argument was over. >> help, graham, educate us in the difference between legal procedure between south africa and the united states. so much emotion around this trial, around this case, this is a beloved figure, but he's not appealing to a jury here this would not be a jury trial. >> no, this won't be a jury trial in south africa we don't have juries.
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when a case initially comes before a court and goes before a magistrate, from a magistrate, it then goes to a high court and a high court depending on the severity of the case and crime, it will be before a judge who will have either one or two assistants to help decide the legitimacy of the allegations and whether or not there is guilt and in the states, where you have a jury, we do not have a jury. >> one of the big questions, of course, you know, in a high-profile case like this, and pistorius talked about it. he is not a flight risk, should be granted bail. given your experience, what is the likelihood of that happening? >> look, it's 50/50. they got the magistrate to rule u.s. a schedule 6 offense, schedule six offense in south africa are the maximum and if convicted, on a schedule 6 offense such as murder, you have to prove it's premeditated
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murder, and those carry life sentences, so if he is convicted off a schedule 6 offense, the earliest he'll be he eligible for parole is 25 years' time. his defense team argued it was actually a schedule 5 offense, a lesser offense, not premeditated and almost an accidental killing. but they were unfortunately unsuccessful. so he's now facing the very severe possibility of being locked up for life. >> graham hoskins, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> absolutely a pleasure. >> his state of mind, too, as you know, is something that people will comment about. his weeping in court and then whatnot. it's going to be a factor, each if it's not a jury trial. >> i was going to say, the big difference, it's a judge hearing the evidence in the case. jurors tend to be more persuaded by things like celebrity, emotion inside a courtroom. this will be extremely fractured. cases like a locked door.
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why would a burglar look himself inside the bathroom? this is very early in the case needless to say. now to natalie morales for a check on other stories. good morning, everyone. a u.s. security firm is pointing a finger directly at the chinese army in 141 cases of computer hacking. an american computer security firm has traced the hacking of american and foreign companies and one government agency to one specific chinese military building on the outskirts of cha shanghai. china says the charge is groundless. a leak in a fuel oil line is the cause of the fire that left the carnival cruise ship powerless and adrift last week. officials do not suspect the leak aboard the "triumph" to be caused intentionally. sad new details of country singer mindy mccready's final days. the 37-year-old former
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boyfriend, billy mcknight said she was allowed to leave court order rehab after 18 hours, calling the move a big mistake. days later, she had taken her own life, her body found next to the body of her dog. she had threatened suicide after losing custody of one of her sons earlier this month. disappointing news on the employment front for recent veterans. the unemployment rate for young american who's served in the military following the september 11th attacks topped 20% last year, much higher than their nonveteran peers and the national average, 7.9% in january. a check of the markets. jackie deangelis at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. a big deal to talk about today. two of the nation's largest office suppliers, office max and office depot in talks to become one. consumer groups worry decreased competition could lead to higher prices. dell reporting earnings later.
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the company losing ground to apple's sleeker products for years now. things gotten so bad, founder michael dell announcing his intentions to take the company private. natalie. >> thank you. a daredevil stunt the first of its kind. check this out. the first ever 360 back flip in a car. there you get the camera view. sped off that 25-foot high ramp, trunk over hood 75 feet in the air, in the french alps. it has been done, david. no record for you. >> during the four years, when you learn to get it right, that has to be a painful process. >> that's what i was wondering. >> a great shot of the alps. >> thank you. a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got. big storm making its way through the plains. this is the scene in minnesota.
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talk about whiteout conditions. visibility reduced to zero very quickly. and in north dakota, they were looking at very much the same thing. really dangerous winds, combined with strong snowstorms. we are talking about very, very hazardous driving. as we look, another big storm system in the pacific northwest. this one will cause more blizzard conditions from the rockies to the plains over the next several days. in the meantime, we have winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories and high wind watches for much of the west coast today. and that will last right on into tomorrow. we'll get a look at your local forecast, but, first, this message for you. unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements.
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but, first, his story. >> washington's math doesn't add up. >> in a new campaign ad, mark sanford takes on his biggest hurdle. past scandal. >> i've experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes, but in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, second chances and be the better for it. >> four years ago, sanford was a rising republican star, governor of south carolina, with an attractive wife and family. but that promising political career was derailed by an affair with a television reporter in argentina. >> i've let down a lot of people. >> missing from the statehouse for days, sanford's staff said he was hiking the appalachian trail. but he had lied to his staff and was actually visiting his mistress in argentina. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. i've developed a relationship with a -- started out as a dear, dear friend from argentina. >> that admission led to his
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censure, resignation as head of republican governor association, and the end of his marriage. >> his career is the least of my concerns, my important job right now is our children. >> he is now trying to revitalize his career, campaigning on his fiscally conservative record. >> i've cut spending, reduced debt and made government more accountable. >> now the front-runner in a 16-person republican field for the march 19th primary. he recently became engaged to his former mistress, whom he has called his soul mate. former governor mark sanford is with us now exclusively. governor, good morning. good to see you. >> you as well. >> let's cut right to it. a lot of people are watching saying, you know, everyone does deserve a second chance. everybody deserves a chance to rebuild their life, but not everybody is entitled to run for public office when it relies on public trust especially at a time when our washington institutions have lost so much respect. what would your response be to that? >> twofold. as i mentioned in the commercial, i have had conversations with a lot of
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friends back home. the reality of our lives, if we live long enough we're going to fail at something. i absolutely failed in my personal life and my marriage. but one place i didn't ever fail was with the taxpayers. if you look at my 20 years in politics, what you would see is a fairly remarkable consistency in terms of looking out for the taxpayer. the ill that's before us as a civilization, if we don't get our financial house in order, there will be incredible consequences for the dollar, american way of life, all that and more. >> couple of things about that, though. number one, you paid a fine. ethics charges related to misusing taxpayer funds. you don't have to get into the nitty gritty about it. >> sure. >> but doesn't that go against your argument of being fair to the tax payers? >> no. if we were to get into the nitty gritty, you would find there was no admission of guilt with any of that. in the same way that a lawyer would settle a case -- you are a lawyer by training. this happened, but by no means
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did we agree this happened. and the house, by no means fans, absolved us of all of that. it is a much longer story. >> to the larger issue, do you really need to run for public office? what is this about? you care about debt and deficit. these are issues well discussed in washington. >> that's just the problem. they are well discussed but all too often too few choose to take real action. and i was actually rated number one in the united states congress by the taxpayer union, citizens against government waste, rated the most fiscally conservative governor in the united states. it points to one thing. many people talk about our spending problem in washington, all too few are trying to do something about it. >> you've been around for a long time. for you, the price of re-entering politics is drudging up all the things we just saw. it may be embarrassing to you but to the people around you,
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including your ex-wife, your family. is it worth it? >> no. there's definitely pain in the clips you were just showing. but i sat down with the boys. we had a conversation. i said what do you want me to do? if you don't want me to do it, i'm out. their point is no, dad, you've long cared about this stuff. you ought to do it. i also would say i've been on something of a personal journey. i believe if you live long enough, you will fail at something. i failed mightily. there is a saying, the higher you rise, the bigger you fall. i failed. in some ways i've come to learn that ultimately our brokenness as human beings is ultimately our connection. and that goes to a larger article of faith and a lot more. >> and you have been very introspective these past few years. you've talked about that. have you asked yourself, what is this really about? is it about these issues of debt and spending or is this about seeking some kind of personal, political redemption? >> i think we all hope for redemption in our lives. that is one of the great journeys of our respective lives. but i would say my focus is crystal clear, which is, is part
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of the cost of re-entering politics a discussion about my personal failure and the consequences thereof? yes. is that painful to me and a lot of others that i love? yes. but i keep going back to we are at a tipping point as a civilization. if we don't get our financial house in order, there will be unbelievable consequences to the folks watching this show right now. >> mark sanford, it's great to have you here. thank you for being here. appreciate it. now here's david. switching gears this morning, the duchess of cambridge is making just her second formal appearance. we're at buckingham palace this morning. >> reporter: good morning. in fact, this is the first time we've seen the duchess of cambridge in public since christmas, officially at least. she is now very visibly pregnant. she appeared wearing a figure-hugging dress and holding her hands protectively in front of her. a blossoming duchess of
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cambridge, showing off her baby bump. now around 4 1/2 months pregnant. this morning she visited a center that treats women with addiction. it's one of her charities. kate, back at work after a vacation with william. >> she's had a relaxing and wonderful holiday in the caribbean island of mystique with her husband and family. i think she's raring to go, to show she's not ill. she's pregnant, but like many women wants to continue working until she doesn't have to and the baby is ready to emerge. bed in italy, an invasion of privacy, they say. the same treatment that princess diana had. too invasive. the palace said she suffered early on. >> she's going to be under the spotlight all the time.
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i would strongly advise her if she wants to avoid this getting worse again that she stays aaway from stress as much as possible. >> reporter: kate's next public appearance is in march, but as she gets more visibly pregnant, it's the pictures of her in private that the palace is determined to fight against. now the duke of cambridge is away, concentrating on his duties as a search and rescue pilot. they tell me they have decided what to do for the future and there may be a decision soon that he plans to leave the royal air force. after all, david, being a future king and a new dad, that's work enough for anyone. >> absolutely. keir simmons, thank you very much this morning. still ahead, red light cameras used to cash in. could you be the innocent victim? first this is "today" on nbc.
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rain. christina loren is here to tell us about it. >> steady showers in the north bay. watch out for slick conditions on 101 from sonoma through marin county. through the morning hours, temperatures are cold. cold enough for snow levels to drop to 2,000 feet. showers still taking their time though making their way toward san jose. they'll be here by 10:00 a.m. future cast tells that story. by noon the bulk of the moisture is through the greater bay area and then we'll see lighter spottier activity throughout the remainder of the day. the cold blast means temperatures are only going to climb to upper 40s and low 50s. you'll need your jacket today. 47 degrees with the windchill in gilroy. 49 in santa theresa. 50 today in los gatos. that wind will make it feel about 5 to 10 degrees colder. that means it will feel like 39 degrees in the heat of the day with strong winds inland. make sure you have that jacket ready to go. by tomorrow morning we'll start to clear out and that means clear skies will make way for a clear start. frigid conditions on the way.
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for tomorrow morning. thursday into friday, a few more clouds pass through staying cool. a few more light showers and finally as we get through the second half of the weekend into monday, drying you out and setting you up for another dry stretch. let's check on the drive. a rough one this morning. >> seeing mist and slick conditions here on the peninsula farther south than we saw half an hour ago. it moves around. palo alto watch that mist affecting your drive heading north of here south of here still dry heading into the south bay. san mateo with slowing. 280 may be slick through the san mateo hills. problem northbound with a sig-alert. two lanes blocked northbound. southbound side a new crash at 380 causing more slowing so problems in both directions through that stretch. here's the east bay. slowing there. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll see you all in one half hour from right now with another update. i'm just red carpets, big spectacles and the a-list. that's only the beginning.
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jersey. we'll talk about their brand of blue grass that's burn iing up e internet right now. sounding great. they'll perform for us, coming up in a couple of moments. never seen you like this, david. >> let me know when we're back on the air. >> now. it's now. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside david gregory, master of percussion this morning. you are not the only guthrie that will be on the program this morning. >> right. >> no, no, savannah's mom is joining us to teach us something that she tried to pass on to her darling daughter. she tried the table manors section and that didn't work out. she said why don't we work on making the bed with the proper hospital corners. >> okay. how cute does my mom look? i can't wait to talk to her in a few moments and we'll try to learn how to make a bed properly after all these years. michelle obama opens up about the bangs and she's pretty candid about what motivated her
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to have a whole new look. we'll start this hour with the controversial cameras used to catch you running red lights. many people argue they're often inaccurate or unfair. tom costello has been looking into that story. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. 24 states and d.c. allow these red light cameras. nine states ban them. fairness is the big issue. in court, depending where you are, you might be able to ask a police officer about the ticket he wrote you, but you can't do that with a camera and the camera presumes that you're guilty, not innocent. they can be horrific crashes, red light runners are especially dangerous because the people they hit are usually caught completely by surprise. each year, some 700 people die and 122,000 are injured in accidents involving a driver who ran the red. to cut into that rate, more than 540 communities nationwide have
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turned to red light cameras. in washington, d.c., the police chief is a firm believer. >> even just in the last five years, 54 traffic fatalities down to 19. that's dramatic. >> reporter: nationwide, insurance institute for highway safety says cameras have cut crashes by 24% and fatalities at intersections by 17%. >> when traffic violations are enforced, violations go down. >> reporter: so why then is this lawmaker in new jersey determined to tear them all out? >> because they're a rip off. because they are designed to steal money from innocent people. >> reporter: assemblyman declan o'scanlan says it's become big money makers, people who stopped just over the white line, who didn't quite clear the intersection before the red, who turned right on a red, who are waved through by a construction crew or who were forced into the intersection by a passing emergency vehicle. >> 80, 90% of the people who get
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tickets are behaving reasonably. the systems are designed to punish innocent people. >> reporter: and red light tickets can be expensive. $50 in new york, $75 in colorado, up to $200 in illinois. plus points. in dallas, nbc 5 found the cash adds up. >> reporter: some cameras bring in money the size of an nfl paycheck. there's one camera in arlington, texas, that's generated $2.5 million of tickets in four years. >> reporter: in the greater washington, d.c. area, nbc 4 tallied up the fines. >> we found drivers in the d.c. capital region received at least $18 million in fines in just a one-year period alone. >> reporter: then there's the yellow light issue. traffic engineers recommend three to six seconds of yellow before the light turns red but there is no national standard, sometimes no state standard. the less time on yellow, the more red light tickets. in new jersey, steve katzman got one but wasn't even in town that
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day and he can prove it. someone else was driving his car. why should he have to pay for a moving violation someone else committed? >> i was frustrated and angry. it was an unfair burden that i thought was placed on me as the owner of the car. >> reporter: out of principle, he spent a small fortune, fighting the ticket and won. but in 24 states, big brother is watching the red. and another issue here. many of these states and cities actually have a private company running the red lights and that private company shares the revenue with the city. in some cases, these companies have actually lost their contracts because they were found to not be calibrating the lights properly and also because they were found to be, in some cases, paying off members of city council. so, there's a lot of controversy here across the country. s savannah? >> that ought to burn people up to hear that. tom costello, thank you very much. you support red light cameras, is that it? >> the speeding cameras are too pervasive perhaps. >> let's talk about the weather. >> let's do that. >> let's go outside and head for
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al, who has a check on the weather. >> does it have anything to do with the fact that you have a lead foot? >> i'm just saying, i don't think i always do, but anyway -- >> he's very tall. >> yeah. >> the car is small. >> i don't know. >> anyway, let's not worry about david's illegality. in fact, let's show you what's happening here in the east. this system is pushing in, bringing snow up through the great lakes, inch or two at the most. we're looking at rain making its way into the midatlantic states later this morning. we right now have winter weather advisories, winter storm watches in effect even up into northern new england. we're looking at not a lot of rain but enough that we've got problems. look at this bitter cold weather coming in. bismarck's high, 4 below. it's going to feel like 27 below in duluth. rockford, illino 7:36 on a tuesday morning. taking a live look at one of the last dry spots across the bay
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area. this is san jose. sunshine leftover but not for long as clouds close in quickly as we have a storm system moving in as we speak. spotty showers everywhere north of san jose. and the steadier rain is still a couple hours away. 49 in livermore. 50 in san jose. 50 in los gatos. heading throughout the second half of your morning, basically between 10:00 a.m. and noon, the heaviest rain comes through. your latest weather. david? al, thank you. coming up next, newly uncovered images of the newtown shooter, adam lanza, and his mother, as a new theory of a possible motive emerges, right after this. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004.
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hear his mother's voice for the first time. >> friends through the cub scouts. in this exclusive home video filmed by marvin, nancy helps her brother, james, a police officer, set up a demonstration for the scouts. >> how does he do with the kids around? >> that's adam, age 4 1/2, walking toward the camera. >> with the hartford courant, they're with us now. there's actually been reporting since then by a couple of colleagues at the courant that have to do with the norwegian mass murder, anders brevik. he may have been collecting articles about this mass murderer? can you tell us what you found? >> hartford courant is
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investigating that articles were found in the lanza home details that massacre in norway. >> they are a long way from determining a motive, that this may have motivated him and any talk of this is pure speculation, but could he possibly have been trying to emulate this mass murderer or other murderers? >> yes. he destroyed his hard drive. they're trying to put it back together and they're trying to get information, did he have a secret life, secret identity? what was he angling toward? and then if you find articles about the worst mass murder in history in the guy's game room you're going to start to wonder. >> another piece of this has to do with adam lanza and video games. investigators are looking into the time he spent playing, presumably, violent video games. what did you find? >> we learned that there were
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thousands of dollars worth of video games that they discovered in the home. we learned that he had been playing video games for a while. and josh actually talked to a tech adviser who discussed some of the games that he had played earlier on. >> and is the notion that perhaps he was trying to re-enact some of these scenes or that he had become desensitized to them? >> well, i think he did what he knew how to do. violent video games, graphically violent video games don't make you turn into violence if that's not your predisposition. but this kid had a lot going on. and when it came time for him to carry out this terrible rampage, he did it in a way he was accustomed to. >> let's talk about one of the most perplexing figures in this case, aside from adam lanza himself, which is nancy lanza. she's a polarizing figure. on one hand she's the 27th victim.
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some of your reporting suggests this was a woman, single mom, overwhelmed trying to do the best by her son. others view her as a villain, gun-obsessed mother who allowed her son access to guns and fester in the basement playing video games while she traveled and enjoyed a night life. what did you make of nancy lanza? >> we wanted to learn more about nancy lanza. that's one of the objectives about this story. we heard so much about her being this pair annoyed doomsday prepper, stockpiling food, waiting for this economic collapse and we learned through our reporting that she had done a number of things to get adam in the right place. there were all these different educational shifts in and out of school. so we learn that she actually was trying to do the right thing by adam, whether or not it was that remains to be seen. >> josh, there has been a lot of talk that he may have had
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asperg aspergers. you also write about another condition, sensory disorder. is it widely accepted in the medical community? >> not widely embraced in terms of a diagnosis, but it manifests itself in difficulty managing sight, sound, smells, noise, pain. >> you write that he did not like to be touched. >> right. that was a theme all through his life, as early as when he used to tag along at his brother's cub scout meetings. nancy lanza told the cub scout master, don't touch him. don't casually touch him. he doesn't like it. he recoils. >> in just a few seconds left, it's obvious how much reporting went into this and how ridiculously you looked into this situation. do you come away ultimately unsatisfied? i don't know that we get the answer why. >> you know, that's just it. are we ever really going to know the why? there may be two people that know that answer, nanci and adam, and they're not here to tell us. >> it's an excellent piece of
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>> the sleepy band banjo boys, 14-year-old robby on fiddle, so-year-old johnny on banjo and 15-year-old tommy on guitar. i got to know where the name came from. that's the big question. >> ever since johnny started playing, he would lie on his back and play his banjo and his eyes closed and we used to say it looked like he was sleeping. >> johnny, would you do that real quick, lay down with the banjo? >> you don't have to. so you guys are from new jersey. >> yeah. >> people don't automatically think of bluegrass when they think of new jersey. >> no. we heard an earl scruggs of him play i playing a bluegrass tune. we immediately fell in love with the music. it's got a very unique acoustic sound. >> it does. >> i'm sorry. you have three siblings at home, younger siblings. are they musical, too? >> we have one brother starting on the mandolin. that should be interesting. they're a little bit of a
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the time is 7:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. san francisco mayor ed lee right now expected to make a big announcement this morning in just a few hours surrounding the new development project near at&t park. the san francisco chronicle reporting the mission rock development project has landed its first tenant anchor brewing company occupying what is now pier 48. mission rock development is being built south of at&t park and includes plans for 1,500 apartments along with retail and office space. construction could start as early as next year. what's starting right now in the
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bay area is rain. christina loren is here to tell us all about it. >> it has begun, jon kelley. a live look over san jose. this is the last place to get the showers as they come in from the north moving to the south and becoming more widespread as we speak. you can see the bulk of the moisture concentrated over sonoma and marin county. all of that activity will press to the south as we head through the next few hours. by 10:00, san jose will be the worst time frame when it comes to the storm system. we are expecting the development of strong thunderstorms this afternoon as well. some could generate gusty winds in excess of 50 miles an hour and potentially even getting hail. pea sized or dime sized possible. tomorrow we'll get a little bit of a break. more rain on thursday. let's check the drive. count on a slow one. >> it's tough. oakland in front of our camera we have the flashing lights. tow truck arrived southbound side middle of the screen you can see it blocking your fast lane. folks are halting as you come off the high street curve there. that one lane block causing that
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backup to form over the last 15 minutes. slow northbound because of spectator slowing. it's just tough through the area. slicker roads still around that san mateo bridge and interchange. slow south 880 into fremont and sig-alert on northbound side of 280 clear. back to you. >> appreciate it. we'll have another local update for you in one half hour from now at 8:26.
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning. it is the 19th of february, 2013. we have got a pretty day here in the northeast. little bit chilly. lots of sunshine. thankfully, the winds we had yesterday are gone. we have a nice crowd who has come out here to say hello. we would love to say hello to the folks back home. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside
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al roker and david gregory, in for matt this morning. coming up, a pretty special delivery. yes, and we're heralding it with booming sounds here on the plaza. a couple that has just welcomed many bundles of joy, two sets of twins, all boys and all natural, no help at all. and a lot of work. they already have one, by the way. they already have a child. >> pretty cool. and tad's not done with babies yet. >> we'll see what mom says. >> being a new parent, being parents, we all learned from our parents. we are starting a new series, what we've learned from our parents. and savannah is going to share with us something from nancy guthrie, savannah's mom, how to make a bed with the perfect hospital corners. if you're going to the hospital, this is what you need to know. >> if you want that special hospital feel inside your bedroom. >> that's what i want.
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has a rail on the side. >> we won't even get into the hospital food. >> whoo! we've been going on the road all this week. last week we were in boston. this week here headed down south to miami, warm weather. we've got so much fun scheduled. we'll eat, drink and be merry. we've got paula deen and pitbull. #todayinmiami and tweet us. we'll have more about that coming up. >> pitbull. mr. 305. >> that's right. natalie has a check of the day's top stories for us. good morning again. >> good morning, david, savannah and al. good morning, everyone. the charge is premeditated murder against oscar pistorius, who wept in a courtroom as prosecutors claim that he shot his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp while she hid behind a
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locked bathroom door. claiming a noise from the bathroom woke pistorius that night, causing him to grab his gun to protect himself and reeva. the affidavit says pistorius felt vulnerable without his prosthetics legs and strapped them on, fearing that intruders are climbed into the bathroom window. scientists are blaming global warming for recent wild winters. climate change is a reason for less overall snowfall in the midwest and northeast over the past couple of years. it's also the culprit for those increasingly common massive blizzards and researchers say less snow and more blizzards are on the way in the winters to come. drew peterson was back in court today, asking for a new trial. peterson says his lawyer botched his trial for the murder of his ex-wife, kathleen savio. if a retrial is not granted, the judge will move on to sentencing. peterson is facing 60 years in prison. jesse jackson jr. may be in court this week as well. the former congressman plans to plead guilty to using campaign
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money to buy luxury items. he faces five years in jail and the loss of his federal pension. jackson resigned his u.s. congressional seat last november after nearly 17 years, representing chicago. jesse jackson sr. says his son, who suffers from bipolar disorder is under, quote, tight medical supervision. and now for a look at what's trending today. the first lady's new bangs have had the internet buzzing since their debut last month. now she's revealing the real story behind the do to rachel ray. >> but this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump. >> you went for the bangs. >> i went for the bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> we can all say a mid life crisis never look ed so good. fergie is growing her own lovely baby hump, black eyed peas singer took to twitter to
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announce that she and husband josh duhamel are expecting their first child. josh and me and baby makes three. she posted this picture of herself and her movie star husband as children. prince michael jackson is now a correspondent for "entertainment tonight," oldest child of the king of pop is just 16 years old, but credits his maturity to his father. this is 8:05 right now. let's go back outside to savannah and david. guys? >> got all your hellos in this morning? >> such a nice crowd here this morning. >> absolutely. >> just saying hi. pretty nice so far this morning, al. >> it is. we'll share what david's parents taught him, how to short sheet a bed. pretty good. >> that was at the frat house actually. >> every bed david gets into is short sheeted. kids here from the west view band in san diego.
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you get extra credit if you're on tv? >> yeah. >> i'm sorry, we can't do that. oh, wait, you're on already. let's see what we've got for your pick city of the day. just happens to be baltimore, maryland. nbc 11, periods of rain will be milder, temperature in the mid 50s. and as you see in the east, we'll be look at rain later today for the whole eastern seaboard. back through the great lakes, look for light lake-effect snow, big storm coming in the pacific northwest. that thing is going to make for blizzard-like conditions in the mid plains by the time we get into wednesday and thursday. ice changing over to rain in parts of the appalachians and it's going to be windy and snowy around the gre 8:06 now on a tuesday morning. good morning. steady rainfall right now from sonoma through marin, but it's the north of the bay area where the front is draped. we're expecting it to be located over san jose by about 11:00, so
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make sure you're ready for that. it's going to be cold, windy and wet and maybe a few isolated thunderstorms. 47 in gilroy, 50 in los gatos. tomorrow, a little warmer. >> and you came to new york to meet me for your 16th birthday? >> yes. >> what's your name? >> grace. >> i hope you get something else. happy birthday. miss savvy? >> thank you very much. one in 70 million delivery, we'll meet the mom who just gave birth to two sets of identical twins. then speaking of moms, my mom teaches us how to make the perfect bed with those hospital corners. and vacation getaways you'll love inspired by the oscars. first these messages. someday. because it's a hickory. at hillshire farm, only hickory smoke has the right flavor to blend our sweet sausages with our savory spices. some people see a hickory and think, cabinet.
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blaine, cash and dylan. tresa, congratulations. how are you doing? >> thank you very much. i'm getting better each day. >> yeah. you look well. and the babies are doing okay? >> thank you. they are doing wonderful, yes. >> that's great to hear. this is an incredible story because of the odds that we'll get to as we look at a picture of your darling boys here. you found out you were three months in, 12 weeks. you find out you're having two sets of twins. >> correct. >> aside from needing to sit down, what was your reaction? >> like i said, if i wasn't already on the table lying down, i'm pretty sure i would have hit the floor. >> manuel, what about you? >> oh, the first thing i said was home run and i started jumping up and down. >> easy for you to say, home run. >> yeah. >> you already have your boy,
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memphis. you're going to add four more. doctor, let me bring you into this. without being too invasive, they shared this. not using any fertility drugs, no in vitro here. this is incredible to have it happen naturally, correct? >> that is correct, the incidence of having two identical sets of twins, extremely rare occurrence, 1 in a million. >> tell me what delivery is like. i am the proud father of twins. i remember that well. but to have two sets, what was it like? >> it was quite exciting. i was nervous there the morning of, waiting for my boys to make an appearance in the world. but i definitely -- all the thoughts that were coming to my head is there are four human beings. >> sure. >> that are about to come out into this world that are my
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responsibility and they are going to be home with me one day and we are now going to become a family of seven. and it's amazing. >> manuel, how is memphis doing with it all? all of a sudden a lot more people will be commanding attention. good news is that in about three years it will get a little bit easier. >> he's excited. we actually brought him up here to look at his brothers. he was happy about it. and he couldn't wait to touch them and play with them. >> that's great. tresa, you still want a girl. you don't have that. are you ready to have more children to see if you can have a girl as well? >> actually, my husband was the one who was quick to answer for us. in all of the interviews, are you guys ready to try for a girl? for myself i thought can we get through this first before i answer that? >> congratulations to all of you and god bless them. it's going to be quite a ride. >> yes, sir.
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teach you guys how to make a bed, this is what i tried to teach you anyway. >> this is not just your standard bed making. this is the hospital corners bed making. we're talking you could bounce a quarter off of it, right, nancy? >> natalie, don't put me to the test. it's too early. >> she's back. >> how difficult was sav apa when you tried to teach her this? how much screaming and stomping was involved? >> all three of the kids thought it was a really worthless skill. >> but to this day you make your bed exactly this way, don't you? >> i don't make my bed tech n technically. >> that's a legal term. make your bed. >> i'm a little intermittent. sometimes i shove the sheets and throw the comforter over t mom, you're not listening to this, are you? in a pinch if i had to make a hospital bed i think i could because of this delightful skill my mother gave me. >> an organized mind.
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>> good start to the day. >> first, you show everybody how to do it, okay? and then you can judge how we do it. >> okay. that sounds like a plan. basically, since my bed's already made, the most important thing you have to do is make sure the top sheet is really pulled in here tightly. that gives you the smooth corner. then you pull this over and make kind of like a triangle. >> i remember that. >> how do you make the triangle? >> tuck it under tightly as you can. here is the little skill. see this nice corner? as tight as can be. then in the middle of the night it doesn't pull out. >> you're doing it all wrong. >> flip this over. >> no. oh, my gosh! >> and the flowers are still
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standing. >> oh, natalie can do it even with a broken hand. >> i've got a father in the military. >> oh, that's true. >> check it out, mom. look at natalie. >> what do you think, mom? >> perfect. natalie's is wonderful. david's is wrong. >> we'll show david's. >> i'll come over and make savannah's bed for her, nancy. >> come on. you've never made a bed in your life before, have you? >> nancy, he needs help. >> oh, well -- >> there, that's all right. he's pulling it. that's good. >> you know, just -- >> now your shirt's untucked. >> mom, thank you so much. it's so good to see you. thanks for coming on the show. i know it's early there. >> yes. bye-bye. >> i'll teach you a skill. it's called napping. it's a good one to have.
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al, it's your turn tomorrow. >> that's right. we'll share that tomorrow. >> all right. sounds good. speaking of making things perfect -- >> are you ready? >> you look perfect. >> what's the secret to making the perfect ice castle? nbc's kevin tibbles found out during a recent trip to minneapolis. >> reporter: a cavernous christmas palace, glatial caves all created from solid ice, not the north pole but in a parking lot next to the mall of america in minneapolis. kids must love it in here. >> yeah, they do. they do. it's like a big playground of ice. >> reporter: the ornate cra craftsmanship, californian with ice in his veins. he has been out in the elements no matter how frigid, turning
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single icicles into works of beauty. there's no wood, no concrete, no steel involved. >> we set it up and run water and mother nature does the growing during the nighttime. >> first he has to groet icicles. so he has an ice farm, of course. >> they come off nicely off these racks. that's exactly what we want. >> getting down is even icier. latest crop has been transported to the top where, one by one, christiansen builds his castle. he will have frozen some 4 million gallons of water by the time this is done and that is a lot of ice koocubes. >> some would prefer just to have the ice in their glass. >> we could fill a lot of glasses. >> reporter: how come it's all blue? >> the thicker the ice, the
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bluer it gets because ice absorbs water and ice absorbs all the colors of the light except for blue and that's what comes out. >> reporter: but at night, the colors come alive. there are hundreds of lights embedded in the ice, transforming the castle into something warm and magical. >> it's really beautiful. it's like sculptures. >> reporter: but to really warm up, visitors stop by the fire pit to help regain the feeling in their extremities. >> it is pretty awesome. >> it's really magical. it's minnesota winter. >> reporter: how how is brent christiansen ever going to warm up? where are you going after this? >> kuawi. >> sooner or later, it's all
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going to melt. kevin tibbles, nbc news, minneapolis. here we go now. >> i apparently thought i was going to get out of it. >> come on. >> i think she goes like this. >> right. >> and then -- there's too much material. that's not my fault. you make a triangle. >> not like that. >> wait, wait, wait. >> to make a twin-sized bed, honestly. i was doing fine until -- you go like this. hold on. you put it down, make the triangle. >> making it very attractive up here. >> you go like this and then you carefully fold it over, fold it over. there. done. voila.
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good tuesday morning to you. storm watch this morning. rain is coming down. let's find out where. >> yeah, good morning to you. we have some really heavy downpour, especially on the south end of marin county. look at this heavy pocket of rain. i it expected to the earn fairfield and temperatures in addition to the rain coming down are very cold.
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so you not only need your umbrel umbrella, you'll need your winter coat. our front is going to start to get very active at about 11:00 a.m. we'll keep you updated all morning long. let's check your drive. that's going to be slow today. >> lighter are volume for the south bay, so no big deal because a lot of schools are off. in oakland, just minutes ago, the ambulance that arrived cleared and now, slowing in both directions. 580 westbound, still slow, but better. slowdown through berkeley, that rain coming over from the north bay, so keep that in mind. 680 out to normal. yes, that's normal. >> check back for another update in about an hour. stay dry if you can.
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8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's february 19th, 2013. we have a sweet, smiling crowd on rockefeller plaza and a
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pretty day here as well. it's warmed up a bit since yesterday morning about this time. we say hello to all the folks back home. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker, natalie morales and david gregory in for matt today. >> thanks for having me. it's great to be here. you want to have your finger on the button. we've got joan rivers. >> and melissa rivers. >> melissa as well, talking about their new reality show, fashion police for the awards shows. >> is that why you spent so much time planning your outfit this morning? >> put a little extra into it. >> that's why david and i wore the same scarf. >> you really did. >> to be wearing anything as the fantastic mr. roker, i feel honored. this is also a time people are thinking about spring break. if you are fa planning your next vacation, we have some ideas inspired by the oscars best
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picture nominee. >> you want to dress as ann he h hathaway for "les mis"? >> not exactly. inspired by. >> i want to dress like the '80s. i like it! social cues. we'll answer questions that our expert will put to us. socially awkward situations. how would we handle them, other than what we do every day? >> we don't know what they are? >> we don't know the questions. >> so our true awkwardness will come out. >> we are acquainted with true awkward swayings as we encounter them daily. >> why are you looking at david? >> i don't know. >> what did i ever do that was awkward? >> this isn't awkward. how about a check of the weather? a lot of wet weather making its way to the eastern seaboard. snow in new england, big storm out west will eventually be affecting the plains. sunshine in the plains. bitterly cold there. nice and warm through the gulf
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coast. tomorrow that system on the east coast moves off. we've got a risk of strong storms in central and northern texas, snow through the rockies moving into the plains. look for more rain moving into the pacific northwest. frigid conditions in the northern plains with lake-effect snow a 8:32 on a tuesday morning. good morning, i'm christina loren. if you're just getting back to work today, make sure you're aware of all the rainfall coming down on the north end of the bay area. in san jose, we're starting to get our first rain drops, although the bulk of the moisture confined to the east bay. a little pop-up thunderstorm over vallejo. by tomorrow, a very cold start to the day. >> and this is a cutie right here. what a sweetheart. look at that face. all right. from one cute puddin to another
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cute puddin'. willard scott. ivy morgan from loganville, georgia, 100 years old today. sings karaoke, plays lady gaga. people cheer, applaud. unbelievable. luther dupree from pittsburgh, pennsylvania, 102. he loves vegetables and he also loves sweets. so do i, in that order. i love vegetables. and if you will, please, take a look at nellie. i love that name, nellie pendleton. she not only stops to smell the roses but gross them in her yard and they're beautiful. now, charles coronas from bradenton, florida right up the
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road from where we are now. a circus guy, member of the hall of fame down there, ringling. allie, i like that name, allie johnson-king, 108 years old today. she is from fairfax, virginia. she is something else. and salvatore and maria campo. 77th anniversary. now eleanor wall as from creskill, new jersey, great yankee fan. never misses a television. hope you don't miss the "today" show. they're in new york. >> willard, thanks. coming up next, we'll put our social skills to the test. first this is "today" on nbc.
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new advice on how to gracefully deal with your next dispute or guest list for your child's birthday party. >> tackling these type of issues in his weekly social cues column. one of our favorite guests. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have all kinds of awkward situations lined up for us? >> i do. >> kick it off. we always invited all the kids in my daughter's class of 20 to her birthday parties. this month she's turning 11. the big 1-1. and she refuses to invite two girls. she claims they're mean. but isn't it mean to exclude them? i don't know what to do. >> that's a tough one. >> natalie, big mama on the panel. let's go to her. >> i know having had many birthday parties when you invite all the kids but i think it gets to a certain age with your child where you can say, okay, let's just have a small party. your top best friends, five friends coming over, sleepover,
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make a day of it. that way you eliminate the issue of having to invite the whole class. >> we faced that. we did that. >> "the new york times" loves your answer on that one. ding, ding, ding. >> whoo-hoo. >> this one for people with brothers in their lives. i gave my brother a lift to the train station. he was running late so i sped and got pulled over by the police and got a $60 ticket. he never offered me a penny. this has been killing me. can i ask him to split the ticket? >> i would say no, but he should have offered. but i don't think that you can then go back and say, hey, can you split the ticket? i mean, you drove. >> your brother. >> nobody forced you to speed. >> no one had your foot on the pedal. >> it would have been nice had the brother offered. however i don't think sister can go in and say you should pay me the ticket. >> i could say to my brother, listen, we were in this together, why don't we split it?
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the real red herring here, it's killing her. when anything is killing you, that's not the time for talking about it. >> what do you think? >> i would not ask. >> i did it. >> david just got caught for a speeding ticket. >> here is bus fare, brother. i am a divorced, middle-aged woman. >> you look great. >> and i've been seeing a wonderful man for several months. the only problem is that he and i can't agree on anything when it comes to politics. we also can't seem to avoid fighting about them either. is there any hope for us or should we go our separate ways? >> i think it's so dumb to fight about politics. there's so many -- there are many other things to talk about. >> this provides passion and spark, go with it. >> find a way to -- >> if it's getting in the way. >> take that off the table. we cannot bring politics into this relationship. >> i don't know anybody in a relationship who is not fighting
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about something. >> right. >> their thing is going to be politics and they're going to learn how to talk about it respectfully. >> and then they get to make up. >> right. >> it's a little early to call it quits, especially if he's so wonderful. >> he has all these other great qualities. don't give up. >> marriage is hard. >> and i think mary matlin and james -- >> yeah. don't give up. >> every time it snows, which is often up here in vermont, my husband plows our neighbor's driveway. she's an elderly woman living alone. she never thanks us and has never offered to pay my husband for his trouble. is there any way we can stop? >> i hope she's not expecting payment for the trouble. >> i don't think you should expect payment. >> a thank you goes a long way. >> how are you going to do that? >> how do you draw a thank you out of somebody who -- >> her question is, do we stop doing it? >> right.
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>> now there's an expectation. how long has she been doing it? >> they don't say. she's elderly, so maybe 70 years for all we know. but -- go ahead. >> what i often think is wwjd, what would joan do? >> you are stalling right now. just stalling. >> first of all, i want to go back to politics. if he's a democrat, she's a republican, you cancel each other's votes which is great. you can sleep in on election day. >> there you go. >> democracy at work. >> of course you keep paving the old biddy's driveway. >> you can't -- >> because you could get the house for a -- of course you do. >> what do you think about knocking on her door and saying, listen, i just want to make sure you haven't made other arrangements for having your driveway plowed and then she's in a situation -- >> that's passive aggressive. >> but then she's in a situation
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where she says thank you. >> are you just -- >> i would knock on the door and say my husband has been doing this. it would just be nice if you gave him a little thank you. >> yeah. >> asking for a thank you. >> and maybe some cookies would be nice. >> you know what? >> just do it because she's old. just do it. >> thank you. >> really quickly. lightning round. >> okay. fast. very fast. >> lightning round. >> months ago, my co-worker and i rented a condo together for a ski trip with our husbands and kids. i paid the deposit and she agreed to pay the balance. now a week before we're supposed to leave, she canceled on me, claiming it's not a good time for her. and she doesn't want to pay her half of the condo. what should i do? >> you have to pay. come on. >> you made a deal. >> you have to honor people. you have to be straight up. >> you're canceling.
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the whole condo to myself. >> she has to pay, right? >> joan, she has to pay? >> you have to pay. >> i'm sorry, it's not a good time for you, but you have to live up to your commitment. >> sleep wait till she's asleepr desk and take her ring. we'll have more with joan and melissa, so shy and retiring, i'm not sure we'll be able to pull them out of their shells.
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back now at 8:46 with the mother/daughter duo of joan and melissa rivers, their reality show "joan & melissa: joan knows best?" they're testing the boundaries and pushing the envelope just a little bit. >> some friends. >> yeah. >> any how, i kiss ed her.
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>> whoa! >> i know. i know. >> wait, wait, wait. >> don't. >> wait. you kissed sheryl? >> yes. it was in the moment. i like her very much. like the katy perry song, i kissed a girl and i don't know if i liked it or didn't like it. i woke up this morning with an inkred i incredible -- >> joan and melissa rivers, good morning. you are so inappropriate. am i the first one to say that? >> no. not a lot of people say that. it's a big word. >> did that really happen? >> yes. lily tomlin is a very good friend. she and jane lynch had a dinner party and i met this woman. two drinks and, i thought i might as well try it at this point. >> right. one thing -- >> maybe i've been missing something. >> do you play golf now? >> no, but i do have a picture of eleanor roosevelt over my
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bed. >> it will be fine. melissa, this reality tv series, in part, deals with the fact that when mom is out in l.a., she lives with you. >> yes. >> how does that work? >> how did that work? >> yeah. >> well, it -- i'm very patient. >> yeah. >> in one sense it's wonderful for my son and for myself, but, i mean, my mom stays with me. no, you're living with me. there is a difference. and it's -- it's great but it's trying. >> i don't see you puttering around the house, making a coffee cake or something like that. you get involved? >> oh, you have no idea. >> her hello is like, why haven't you changed this light bulb? did you notice this needs to be washed? it's constant. >> let's talk about -- you're a divorced parent. when your ex comes back into the picture. >> he was there. >> your son as well. how does that go? are those episodes? >> those are episodes. one of the things we decided to explore a little bit this year
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is the fact that my ex-husband and i actually finally have a very good relationship. and we are co-parenting a child together, who is now a tween. and it is challenging. and you have to come together on this or they're going to, you know, run amuck. >> she's a very good mother. she nursed cooper while he was still in the womb. i was so proud of her. so proud of her. >> it's an interesting dynamic. i think it will be fun for the viewers to see, you know, there are times joan and i want to kill each other but we work really hard to get to a place where -- >> you try not to interfere. >> i am so not abutinsky. >> you wouldn't even know she was there. >> the only thing she's changed in the house are the locks. >> the you're dating now. what are you looking for in a man? >> i don't think i can say it on morning tv. i'm looking for a no -- a
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policy. >> a nice person. >> someone who will not drool in social situation and that i don't have to support. >> i think it's very important. my mother used to say to me, always sleep with a very rich man or your husband. i always -- >> i want to be with someone who is nice. >> you were joking before. you dating as well? are you looking for anyone? >> first of all, at this age, i'm looking for someone with a pulse. they're so old at this age. you know what i mean? when they have sex, they call out the nurse's name. >> you have a discerning eye and you won't pull out any punches. >> saturday night on -- >> wait, wait, on saturday night on we tv. fashion week is on monday on e! >> you can't have a drink and do
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this. >> no. we are doing our first-ever 90-minute oscar special. >> can't wait to see. you wait for them to look stupid. most of them look good and you go, come on, hilda, come down this aisle. come on. you can do it. >> joan rivers and melissa, thank you very much. great to have you here. you can catch the reality show saturday night on we. up next here, great getaways inspired by this year's batch of oscar nominees. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: "today's" travel is brought to you by the venture card from capital one. earn double miles you can actually use. back now at 8:53 with "today's" travel. this morning with the academy awards sunday, we have oscar-themed getaways for you to consider. kate maxwell is editor in chief of swretsetter.com. good morning. >> good morning. >> all these ideas are inspired by the movies but you don't have to have seen the movie or be a movie buff. >> no, because they're all great cities. if you're a movie buff it's just an added benefit. >> let's start with "silver linings playbook," philadelphia. almost another character in this movie. >> absolutely, yes. bradley cooper unfortunately is not part of the package. everything else just about is.
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it costs $259 a night at the palamar hotel. you get breakfast at the diner that pat and tiffany have their first nondate, raisin bran and tea. vncht i.p. tour of the field where the philadelphia eagle play much it's a fun package. 20% off philadelphia runners. buy your running kit and re-create those scenes. >> next on our list "argo." not in tehran. in washington, d.c., a spy thriller. >> easier to get through. secret agent package at donovan house hotel, named for the person who created the cia actually, bill donovan. "argo" exhibits, fake passport and business cards. it costs $155 a night. and you also get a $25 voucher to the restaurant so you can have your martini shaken not
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stirred. >> sounds pretty good right now. "beasts of the southern wild," a trip to the new orleans. >> great any time of year. mardi gras just finished. better time to go now because it's not quite as hectic. "beasts of the southern wild" is filmed in new orleans and quvenzhane wallis actually grew up in new orleans. and beasts at check in, you get some extras. >> a lot of scenes were shot around richmond, virginia? >> richmond was the capital for most of the civil war of the confederate states. tickets to two of them including the con fed rassi museum and museum of the civil war. >> historical sites right there that you'll be able to check out as well. >> yeah. >> last, but not least, if you have the means, why not go to
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paris in honor of "les miserables," but in a nicer time. >> changed a lot since the 19th century where this film is set, yes. the package is a little more expensive, $295 a night. not terrible for paris. you get a free electric so you can take in sites. hotel le bellechasse. everyday use for items, including a way to wash your delicates. good morning. it's 8:56. we are on storm watch this
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morning. clouds rolling over the bay area. christina loren has the details. >> yeah, good morning. we have some really dangerous driving conditions. if you're getting ready to make your way out the door, get your mind set on what you have to drive through this morning and the heaviest rainfall still located over the north end of the bay area. san jose, watch out for slick conditions. all this moisture, the main front, is going to be here in about 54 minutes away. 54 minutes away now from heavy rainfall and that will continue until about 1:00 p.m., then we'll start to see more showery conditions. 49 degrees inland. tomorrow, drying out. mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
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welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, february 19th, 2013. warming up a little bit today. there's rain in the forecast. i'm willie geist with natalie morales and al roker. joining us for the morning, food network superstar sonny anderson. >> good morning. happy to be here again. >> is that on your business
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card, superstar? >> i'm not a business so i don't have business cards. >> we're going to call you a superstar. >> we'll take it. >> you have the bangs -- no, not anymore. you lost bangs. >> i could make bangs happen. >> you are kind of an authority because you had bangs. >> i've had them, yeah, a little while ago. >> first lady's bangs. she was talking to rachel ray yesterday and explained why she got the bangs. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump so instead i cut my bangs. >> so you went for the bangs? >> you remember the first lady, 49th birthday, showed these off and she said it was better than the other things i could have done for my midlife crisis. >> i would have loved to have bungee jumped with the first lady. >> let's make it a segment. what was your incident for the bangs? >> i just needed a change. a lot of women sometimes do it
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when they are sort of having some sort of change in their lives or want to feel new and different. she did it at 49. i did it a little while ago. after a while you get tired of the same old do all the time. >> i never cut hair. i always add hair. >> how do you do that? i've never been able to do that. >> it's like these little clips, extensions. >> clip ons, weaves, wigs. >> did you ever change your hair? >> once when i was 3 years old. >> part down the middle? >> i had the bouffant since i was 3 years old. >> some would like to have the bouffant. >> it's all real, too. >> roker used to have the bouffant. >> women when they are looking through their purses, they pull out hair. it's the creepiest thing you've ever seen. >> like an animal lives in their
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purse. >> exactly. >> i know. take two, you've got mail. this is a very sad story for me personally. i'll explain in a moment. outlook.com will replace hot mail as microsoft's web mail service. when web mail user goes to hot mail.com, he or she will be rerouted to outlook.com. i may be one of the last americans with hot mail. >> i know a few people. >> i am mocked relentlessly, a very business-like e-mail, laughter, mockery. >> do you have an aol account, too, you want to tell us about? >> no. >> do you have an aol account? >> no, no, but i still have a blackberry. >> that's okay. lot of people. >> aol, who is still paying for e-mail when there's so many free options out there? for a long time they held on to the fees. >> sure. >> hot mail is my first e-mail in 1998.
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i never saw a reason to change it. >> people mock you? >> in a fun way. >> do you have a fun e-mail address name? >> i'm not going to give it out. i thought about it for a second and caught myself. >> what does that say about you, willie? >> people think it means i'm -- >> outdated? >> technologically outdated or ignorant. here is what i say. >> okay. >> i'm a throwback, old school. like rolling in a '57 chevy. it's cool. you just don't know it's cool yet. >> it's an e-mail account, really? come on. >> i tried. >> let it go now. we need an intervention here? we need to talk you down? >> are you going to switch over to outlook? >> just to say i switched and i have to tell everyone my new e-mail. >> they're going to migrate the accounts by the summer. >> if you have a hot mail address you get to keep it. >> cosmetic. >> when they got rid of mac.com they still -- >> you keep your hot mail. when you log in, there's a whole new interface from outlook.
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>> a guy who held on to his blackberry until like a month ago and now is fully migrated to the -- >> don't feel any shame if you haven't. come on. >> old school. >> lighten up. >> the chevy. you're the chevy. >> the '57 chevy. >> that's what we always say about you. >> i don't understand, if somebody would mock you. >> human nature. i think lena dunham onh a line on "girls" where she made fun of a guy with hot mail. >> i'm still watch iing reruns of -- >> the cosby show. >> there it is. >> a team. wow! we know a lot about al. let's talk about take three. i don't even know what this is. this is a hugely popular new free app that lets create portraits of yourself. that is not a cartoon. >> are you sure?
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>> here it is. >> you start out with a face and there are templates and you can change -- almost like doing a police sketch. you can scan through, swipe through and change nose, mouth, eyes, put on glasses, facial hair and keep switching. >> here is natalie. let's see how we did here. >> cartoon natalie is -- >> you say that's natalie? okay. >> artsy comic book character. >> al? >> there's al looking good in real life. let's see the cartoon. looks like you. >> that's squinty old man. hey, what are you -- you kids get off my lawn! and i would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for you kids. >> you meddling kids. >> you look angry. sonny, beautiful sonny. >> how did we do? >> i'll take it. i got a tan.
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>> your hair got lighter, your skin got darker. >> how did you know i was going to miami this weekend? >> now matt and savannah. let's see how they made out. >> that looks like matt. >> that does look like matt with the high and tight. >> that doesn't look anything like savannah. >> no. >> they enlisted matt. he just got into the military. go to our website and vote the most accurate portrayal. i'm thinking willie. >> or angry man. >> i like al. >> today.com. >> the app is i made face. we're doing this, what just for fun? >> it's a hot app. >> number one app. >> why do people do it? >> maybe they can e-mail you in hot mail. >> and sonny will give out my hot mail address. >> no problem. >> tootallwilliegeist. >> it's bouffantwillie@hotmail.com.
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should we turn more serious and go to natalie for a check of the top stories? we have some serious news. premeditated murder is the charge against olympic runner oscar pistorius, who wept in a south african courtroom as prosecutors claim he shot his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, while she hid behind a locked bathroom do door. in an affidavit read by the athlete's lawyer pistorius said he was, quote, deeply in love with steenkamp and had no intention of killing her. he claims a noise from the bathroom woke him, causing him to put on his prosthetic legs to protect himself and reeva. sad new details of country singer mindy mccready's final days. her former boyfriend billy mcknight said she was allowed to leave rehab just after 17 hours. days later she took her life. she had threatened suicide after
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losing custody much one of her sons earlier this month. u.s. coast guard says the leak in a fuel oil line was the cause of the fire that left the carnival cruise ship powerless and adrift in the gulf of mexico last week. officials say they do not suspect the leak aboard the triumph to be intentionally caused. new gun control measures from colorado, state's democratically controlled house past four measures that would mandate universal background check. colorado was rocked by a mass shooting last year at a movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens wounded. the measure now heads to the the state senate there. word today that women are more likely to suffer a failed hip replacement than men. new research in the journal of american medical association says hip replacement failures are still very rare but they can't explain why women are 29% more likely to need a repeat surgery. it's blu-ray or the highway for this cat. something about his owner's computer dvd player just gets
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this kitty fired up. whoa, doesn't like it. maybe prefers a witty conversation? good old movie night? i don't know. doesn't like that dvd player, though. >> the cat wants them to put a dvd in there. >> maybe that's it. >> wow! >> wonder how long he sits there and does that. now nine minutes after the weather. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by chico's, your destination for fabulous fashion and accessories. as we look out to the west, we can see we're going to be seeing a big storm coming on shore. that eventually makes its way through the plains, bringing blizzard-like conditions and makes a mess here in the east the latter part of the week. take a look. we've got winter weather advisories. winter storm watches and winter weather advisories with high wind warnings stretching throughout much of the west. we're expecting about half an inch of rain generally and into the sierra. we're looking at anywhere from a foot to two feet of
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9:10 now on a tuesday morning. good morning. i'm christina loren. look at all the different colors popping up on the radar. yellow and orange moving into the east bay and these pockets of pink is a mix of snow and rain down to about 800 feet this morning because it's so cold out there. the south bay has been mostly dry until now. starting to get spotty activity heading towards that steady rainfall in about 30 minutes from now, so get ready, south bay. a touch warmer for wednesday. and don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com. this new thing called the worldwide web. >> it's amazing. i just want to point out that on twitter hot mail nation is coming to my defense. all seven of us will get together for lunch after the show. >> rallying to his defense. >> they used the rotary dial.
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could do all these other thing. >> people may get razor bumps in certain areas and you found a deodorant that can help minimize those? >> pretty much any deodorant, after you shave or wax, rub it on the bikini area that helps with that irritation and bumps you get. >> really? >> what i liked about this deodorant, anti-percespirant haa hair minimizer in it, preventing that hair from growing back. who knew. >> baby shampoo, lots of uses, not just for baby hair. >> i have a 3-year-old daughter. i always have this in my house. i found all these really cool uses for baby shampoo. it's super gentle. you can actually wash your face with it. you can use it to wash your makeup brushes to keep them lasting longer and you can use it to wash your delicates. and i talk about this in the bra book as well but you can wash your bras. we have pantyhose here.
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>> is it more gentle a formula than regular detergent? >> correct. it's very gentle. it will still get it nice and clean. >> very good. >> for baby shampoo to baby oil. >> my mom used this for slopgas as i can remember to take her eye makeup off, even as a moisturizer after the shower. hi, mom. she'll be so excited for the shout out. you can use baby oil as a shaving lotion. >> nice. >> less expensive than shaving cream. when you're showering, yes. the razor glides nicely right over it. >> still in the direction of the hair? back over there with the de deodorant. >> you can't avoid those bumps no matter what you do, right? >> lip balm, rosebud. rub it into your cuticle.
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petroleum jelly that helps heal and does all these things. you can use it as an alternative to mascara when you're on the go. >> sometimes i do that with vaseline, take it and put it on the ends of the lashes. >> you're just the gal in the know. >> it kind of just sort of cleans them out. >> it does. it's like a little bit of a shine to it. roll like a clean mascara brush in there and paint your eyebrows with t you can use clear mascara for that but you need one product, which is so much easier. >> like an eyebrow gel or whatever. >> to tame those eyebrow hairs, exactly. >> i end up taking these from the beauty supply store. >> go ahead and take them, sonny. >> next time you walk in that bout supply, they're going to be like -- >> you swear by this lotion, what does this do? >> this is like a really thick moisturizing lotion.
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and a makeup artist friend of mine that works on a lot of celebrities told me and taught me that you can use it as a makeup primer. take your foundation brush, put a little on your hand and go like that. then you kind of paint it on all over your face, then put your foundation on. you know how you get cracks in your foundation sometimes because if your skin is a little dry? you don't. >> this is nice for somebody with dry skin. this is very emollient, very moist lotion. >> it smells like grass. >> yummy smell. >> lighter lotions you have other ways to use it as well. in your hair, is that right? >> yes. believe it or not, i heard -- a celebrity told me this years ago. and you just kind of pump out -- it has to be lightweight, like water based. you don't want anything oily. rub it between your palms and flyaways that you get. just dab it. here we go.
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here we go. did such a good job on my hair, there are none today. instead of having that heavy look like gel. women don't want to use hair gel. >> every once in a while i'll buy a lotion and i don't realize it's one of those thin, watery types till you get home. that's a good use for that. witch hazel, which also a lot of great uses besides an antiseptic. >> dickinson's has been around for hundreds of years. >> what's that? >> witch hazel flower extract. it has -- obviously we know tas a great astringent, fights oil and acne. it has these sort of constricting depuffing quality to it. as we soak the two makeup pad. >> put them on your eyes? >> it actually depuffs your under eye bags. >> is it true about preparation h under the eyes? >> i'm glad you asked. believe it or not, witch hazel
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coming up, from fergie's baby bump to the oscars, all the celebrity scoop. and chocolate chip cookies. first your local news and weather. dinner's ready.
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everything so far has been heavy rainfall. right now, most of the rainfall is still on the north end of the bay area. by 11:00, it's going to centralize over the south bay qula. so keep that in mind. by 1:00 p.m., we'll start clearing out, then finish the day with cloudy conditions. thursday, temperatures are going to stay cool. another chance for rain and another one on saturday. a rough drive. >> it is a rough one. here, foster city, turn the camera, you can catch the bottom of the screen. 92 west over toward the right side of your screen, but look at the parking lot. it's very wet. soupy conditions. the map shows you on the peninsula side, 101 and 92. there's a crash west 92 heading over toward el camino causing more slowing. 880 still recovers after a crash by the coliseum. still slow south toward 580 and there's the bay bridge. >> we're going to have a look at
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today's news right after this break.
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police have released a sketch of a man they say attacked and raped a young woman. a muscular white man in his 30s, dark hair and goatee. a tree nearly split in half at a home after a tree coming crashing down near danville. three of the four family members were home when it hit. the owners can't go inside to get any of their belongings. a tree expert has been called in to try to figure out why the massive tree fell. looks like it had some age to it as well. quite a call they're going to have to make to their insurance agent. i'm going to have another update in about half an hour. we'll also include a look at weather and traffic. have a great tuesday morning.
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here we go. top ten things you don't want to hear from a guy dressed as abraham lincoln. >> daniel day lewis wished he looked this good. >> that's right, abe. >> number five. >> does the $5 bill make me look fat? >> number four. >> wow, i thought my clothing was outdated. >> yow!
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>> hanging out in pencil park. >> heckling people. >> he's tough. >> nobody stopped. >> no, typical new yorkers, right? whatever. >> they don't notice abe lincoln. >> they stopped for benjamin. >> right. that was david letterman last night. i'm willie geist along with natalie morales and al roker and our guest for this morning, food network superstar sonny anderson. we'll chat with oscar winner and star of the nbc drama "smash," angelica houston, in a minute. oscar awards are this sunday. we'll fill you in from all the latest news from hollywood. something a little different from "today's" kitchen, vegan desserts. >> are you a fan of vegan z desserts? >> if it's a dessert, by law i'm a fan. >> you'll keep an open mind. >> yes.
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>> test drive it. we're looking at a lot of wet weather along the eastern seaboard later today, icy conditions in the appalachians changing over to rain. snow become through the sierra and a lot of windy weather as well in between frigid and sunny. then as we -- not anderson but weatherwise. strong storms in northern and central texas, snow from the rockies moving into the plains. lake-effect snow hanging around the great lakes. it will be sunny and cold, midatlantic down into the southeast. nice and mild. plenty 9:32 on a tuesday morning. we are tracking some strong cells right now. fot a good one on the way. ic see all the red in the yellow and orange. that's heavy rain and so you really want to travel cautiously out there. now, the main front is currently draped over the center portion of the bay area. it's going to push south as we head throughout the next couple of hours. san jose, our turn is next for the heavy rain. gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms.
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>> and that's your latest weather. willie? >> thanks a lot. on nbc's "smash," angelica houston plays, whose musical bombshell is fighting its way to broadway amidst scandal and, what's worse, rewrites. >> glamour, power, sex. new broadway. good job. >> angelica houston joins us. good morning. so good to see you. >> great to be here. >> have you been fun doing this show? >> i've had a great time. >> you come mostly from the world of film. do you enjoy doing television? >> i do. it's consistent. i know where to go every morning. there are no mysteries. >> you can get yourself into the routine. the show within the show, bombshell in the process of undergoing some changes and the show itself "smash" as well. for people just catching on to the second season, what's new? what should we be looking for? >> we have two shows going now "hit list," the show that derek
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wills, our rather snarky director, has taken over with a young group. that's more of a sort of cutting edge musical and then there's "bombshell," which is my baby. and katharine mcphee is with the "hit list" group and megan hi will. ty is with the "bombshell" group. we're warming up for the tonys with list of great stars, jennifer hudson. >> you brought in as the producer last year this investor who now turns out to be a little shady. he bank rolled the play. now you're worried about where that money is coming from. with that, we introduce your husband. that brings a whole anew set of problems. >> jerry, my ex-husband, is a nightmare. and i'm doing everything i can to succeed without him, even though he throws all kinds of obstacles in my path.
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my love interest, nick, is a little shady, but he's charming and lovely and, hopefully, he will come back to me. >> what has it been like for you to work with this cast? you have been so revered. how have they treated you when angelica houston walks into the room is this. >> they have been so nice. if i put together a wish list, i couldn't come up with better people to work with. i love debra messing. everybody is a dream. christian. the girls are fantastic and they work endlessly, ceaselessly to make this all happen. >> and they all convinced you to sing. >> i know. >> you are breaking into song on "smash." how did they get you to do that? >> they merely had to ask, matter of fact. i am a frustrated singer. >> pretty good, i have to say. >> sure. >> i have another one this season that i'm very excited about. >> now you, of course, famously won your oscar for best
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supporting actress for "prizzi's honor." who are you looking for this weekend? do you have a favorite film this year? >> i love "life of pi." i haven't heard that much about "life of pi." there's been a lot of "argo" talk and a lot of "lincoln" but i think ang lee is a genius. because i'm in love with animals, it spoke to me. >> it may come away with some hardware. >> it still feels like the underdog in some way. i would lo everybody to see it get some good prizes. >> it just got some good attention from you. you can catch "smash" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on nbc. up next, with the oscars days away, as we said, we'll look at what's hot in hollywood after this. check it out -- a new way to clean, from windex. get outta here! [ female announcer ] introducing the windex touch-up cleaner. dab it... clean it...
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back now with all that is hot in hollywood. and back with us is alicia quals. we understand a little baby hump
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is on the way for fergie. >> i like that. she and josh duhamel have tweeted it. they sent out photos of themselves as babies and baby makes three. he says it's coming. we're excited for them. married since 2009. she's 37. he's 40. congratulations to them. >> they are so cute. >> will make great parents. >> twitter baby announcement has been the way people in hollywood are taking to make these kind of announcements. >> obviously, everybody has publicists. this is a way for them coming directly to the people. a lot of speculation the last couple of months that she was pregnant. she wouldn't do interviews. they knew it was going to leak anyways. why not do it yourself and do it on a holiday? smart. >> there you go. >> everyone is doing twitter announcements. didn't lady gaga announce on twitter she was canceling her tour? >> 25 days. her hip is in severe pain. she'll have surgery. she is in a wheelchair that she
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has named emma. if you've ever been to a lady gaga show she works so hard and there's only so much your body can take. she's in a lot of pain. >> hip surgery is in store for her. sounds like she won't be able to get back out there on the concert scene for a while. >> absolutely not. a artists these days make their money from tours. for her to cancel this many dates you know she has to be in a lot of pain and surgery. >> we saw the picture of the wheelchair emma she named it, twieted that out as well. let's talk oscar race. oscars are this sunday. all eyes are on the race for best picture. a lot of people assuming that "lincoln" has it locked up. >> i'm hearing "argo" may have it locked up. british equivalent of the oscars picked "argo." that's a very good indicator. also oscars did not give ben affleck a best director nominee. that was the big snub. this could be the makeup for it. >> i have still yet to see any
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of them. >> sit down and have a movie. >> come to my house. >> as you mentioned, ben affleck out. he was snubbed from that? >> snubbed from best director. so was kathryn bigelow for "zero dark thirty." she won a couple of years ago. it will be a tight race. best actor, hugh jackman, daniel day lewis, two oscar favorites. there's no sherlocks going into sunday. >> how about best director? i've been hearing certain things, even are roger ebert, famed film critic, saying "silver linings playbook" may have -- with david o. russell as the film director. >> ebert, as you said "silver linings playbook," besides cooper being nominated, going into sunday there are no sherlocks except i'm putting my money on "argo," best picture.
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>> okay. all right, ladies. >> prince jackson, the 16-year-old. of course, michael jackson's oldest child. >> look at him. >> has a new role as an "entertainment tonight" correspondent. >> prince jackson, 16, is working for e.t. for a little bit, done some interviews for "oz." this is called stunting. it's about people having expertise and using that knowledge to bring to the table. so prince michael branching out. janet jackson was here last week, being honored. she is engaged. jacksons are moving on and moving up with their lives. >> he has matured so much. >> he has. >> taking on this role. maturity he owes to michael jackson. >> michael. and his father starred in "the whiz" and he wants to direct and this is right up his alley. >> they are brilliant kids. coming up next, swoet tre sweet would never know were vegan,
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desserts. author of chloe vegan desserts. good to see you. >> good morning. >> people think vegan they don't necessarily think dessert and you say they should. >> right. decadent oohy gooey dessert. >> no t, no sugar, right? >> sunny is keeping an open mind. >> totally. >> let's start with some melted vegan margarine. make sure this coats the bottom. >> okay. >> top it with vegan graham cracker crumbs. >> marginin v gechegan? >> a blend of oils. you'll see the final product. >> i thought margarine was vegan. >> this is like an organic, nonhino nonhydrogenated, the healthy kind. there you go.
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we'll have fun. decorate it with chocolate chips. >> are they generally vegan? >> if you have not milk chocolate. dark chocolate semi sweet are vegan. homemade sweetened condensed milk using canned coconut milk and add agave for sweetness. no sugar. vanilla, exactly. little bit of cornstarch and sea salt. sunny can whip that together. it will bind the cookies together. pour it over. beautiful. that will hold the crust together. >> right. >> it will give it that sweet, creamy coconut bite. you won't miss the dairy, i promise. let's go crazy with shredded coconut. >> go crazy. >> go crazy, girl! >> more chocolate. >> more chocolate chips. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> it's all in one pan. bake it for 25 minutes and, voila, this is what we've got. layered cookie bars. take a bite. let me know what you think.
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>> i like how you took a bite. i took the whole thing. skinny girl sizes. >> pop a couple of them. they're low fat. next, cookie dough truffles. i eat the cookie dough before i bake the cookies. >> delicious. >> it's okay with vegan cookie because there's no raw egg. roll it in a ball, scoop it. we'll dip it in chocolate. it's safe to eat. this is a really nice after party treat, and it's totally vegan. put it there. chill it in the refrigerator. leave it in the freezer. i like to keep a batch of these always in the freezer if the guests come by. >> can that dough freeze? >> yes. try one. these are cookie dough truffles. let me know what you think. >> those are very good. >> ooh, even the crunch of sugar in there i love.
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>> you could actually bake these cookies? >> if you wanted to. >> it's right there. >> this is another cookie. >> different cookie. >> snowball cookies. these are also vegan many five ingredients. if you want to taste them they're sifted with powder sugar. >> vegan powder sugar? >> vegan powder sugar. these are delicious. i can pop a few and feel light and energized afterwards. chocolate on my mouth. >> chloe cascarelli, thank you very much. opening our eyes about vegan desserts. so fantastic. check out the recipes on our website at today.com. we are back in a moment. first this is a vegan "today" on nbc.
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. we want to thank, again, sunny anderson for hanging out with us this morning. we'll see you in miami when we go. >> you have an event at south
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beach. >> cooking for the kids and the adults on sunday. >> i like how they put the wine before the food. >> yeah. >> i'm at the q. >> bubbles and barbecue. >> and willie and savannah are going to help me cook. >> are you serious? >> yes. >> that will be fun. >> you are going to be my sous chef. >> okay. >> still to come, tomorrow, jill's mustd hoda, after your l and weather.
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good morning to you. it is 9:56. we are on storm watch. let's check the forecast. look at the radar. >> yeah. we have all sorts of different colors on the radar this morning. look at this. you see the hot pink. that's an indication of some really heavy rainfall coming down in the east bay. we also have the light pink. that's a mix of rain and snow down to 900 feet. the oranges, yellows, moderate rainfall and the deep green, light rainfall. show you the general nature of this front as it comes in. we've got some really strong winds coming in as the system approaches san jose. still about an hour away from the steady rainfall, but once this starts up in san jose, we're going to be in the woods for at least three to four hours of e steady downpour. the second half of the day, we'll start to clear out. 49 in fremont. no reports of strong thunderstorms yet, but we're
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watching for those. >> good morning. well, that wind's going to move those systems there. it's shaking the camera right here. i'm pointing down the east shore freeway. you see the signs as the taillights approach the bridge. we'll show you the maps to the area as well. very slow. the blue means there will be puddling. richmond, concord, highway 4 as well. slowing through oakland and past the coliseum. the earlier crash cleared, but now, the rain coming through and be careful across the san mateo bridge. the rain's hitting the windshield and it's an issue. back to you. >> thanks very much. here's a look at one of the stories we're following today. hayward is cracking down on internet sweepstakes cafes. they offer games, which are technically a form of gambling. the city council will consider an emergency ordnance that would shut down these cafes for 45 days. once that moratorium is in
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place, the council will discuss a long-term solution and you can expect to see us again at 10:26.
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from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from universal city walk at universal studios, hollywood. >> it's hard to believe it's the dead of winter, isn't it? great to see you.
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>> it's booze day tuesday. did you know that? february 18th. >> it is february 19th. >> it's hard to believe it's the dead of winter, but we are so happy to be here. you are such a lucky crowd, and i'll tell you why. guess who is going to be joining us live on this stage with us? >> the guys from -- >> florida. ♪ >> this is one of my favorite songs. ♪ it starts real slow ♪ put your lips together >> i don't know what it means, but i like it. >> when you blow my whistle, baby, whistle, baby -- >> you know what that means. >> no, i don't. zoog he is going to be with us, you guys. he is going to sing with us and dance with us. >> basically teach us how to do his wild thing song, right? >> it's going to be scary. >> we are here at universal city walk, which is fantastic. we are drinking a booze berry lemonade that's inspired by the infusion lounge. we want to thank them very much. >> inspired by them.
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>> we want to point that out again. >> yes. >> and we are going to have a burger-off cookoff a little later, and if you can come here to universal studios, hollywood, you will get the greatest burger in the whole world. it's been made here since 1946. not this particular one. this is tommy's world famous hamburgers, and -- have you guys had them? >> are they good? >> it's got onions. >> they always make them so -- >> wrap those lips around that. oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. how is that? good? good? >> hmm. >> delicious? >> it's really just too big for me. i'm just a small little thing. you're want going to give it a try? >> i can't. it's got some cheese on there. i would love to. i don't want to make you feel bad at all that you weren't here with us yesterday, but yesterday was a huge day for a lot of people, but especially for edgar, who is right there in our
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front row. the reason was edgar came here yesterday and won a toyota car on our show. >> rav 4. >> you said you've been driving your mom's car forever, right? >> since 11th grade. she gave me her pickup truck, and i have been driving it ever since. >> you gave her a call to tell her you had new hot wheels? >> i gave her a car, and she said that's the car that i wanted. i was, like, no, mom, it's my car. she started crying. that was her first reaction. >> she'll be asking to borrow your car now, which is great. >> edgar, we're so happy for you. what's funny about tuesday. people say tuesday is an unhappy day. not for edgar, but for other people. >> for everyone else who didn't win. >> they say it's the unhappyiest day of the week because, number one, it's so far away from the weekend. it's not monday, which you expect to be a crummy day. tuesday is just tuesday. you're not quite at wednesday. >> it doesn't really -- it exists in the netherworld.
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>> yes. >> we are going to try to think of some ways to help get happy on this tuesday, because you know what day that is. here are some things that people say make you happy, and you guys tell us if you agree or disagree. >> prevention magazine says this. >> right. they say that what makes us the happiest on tuesday is thinking about thursday. that do it? thumbs up or thumbs down. yes? thinking about friday. agree to disagree. >> they say thursdays. i don't know. >> for me doesn't it really come down to what you're going to be doing that day and who you're going to be doing it with? because it could be a lousy nothing day, but if you are going to have lunch with your friend you haven't seen in two years, then -- >> you've got to make a day what you want it to be, hoda woman. >> exactly. i'm enjoying this tuesday. hmm. >> okay. >> the other thing. the other thing that may make you feel better on a tuesday is go watch a tear-jerker movie. >> like "beaches." >> when you look at how sated
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some people's lives are, yours feels better. >> it's like -- everybody -- everything is relative concept. >> they say doing less for your kids makes you happier because if you envest everything in your children's lives pretty soon they're off on their observe, and there you are with nothing. do you think that that's true? >> what kind of -- have you had children, hoda woman? you love children. >> i love children, yes. >> what kind of a mother would you have been? do you think you would have been a helicopter mom? >> no, i don't think so. i don't think i would have. because my parents weren't like that, so i don't think i would have been like that. you're not like that with your kids. >> i think it's really, really important that you super discipline your kids, really discipline. give them limits so they know what the limits are, and then let them test the limits as they get older and older and older, but the hardest thing in the world to do is let go as a parent, right, you guys? just -- yeah. >> i do think a lot of parents do. once their kids leave for college it's that old, sad, horrible empty nest thing that happens, and you can tell why -- >> that's why i'm in california because my kids are here. >> yes, you are.
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>> they want mommy. mommy won't let them go. >> do you want to do something about our signs? you want to give something away? >> let's look at your signs, you guys. okay. so the real housewives of ventura county. oh, i'm kind of liking california dreaming on the end. california dream issing on the right. >> yeah. >> i like that. >> i do like the california and the wine, and that's good. she cut out ""people magazine"" and put it on a poster. i like it. >> okay. >> we are going to pick in just a couple of minutes. you guys, we'll powwow about that in a second. >> all right. here's another thing that they say makes you unhappy, you guys, and that's facebook. looking at other people's postings on facebook. they're all on vacation, and you're at home or they just won an award, and you didn't, or their kids -- >> you weren't even nominated. >> your kids just got straight a's, and yours didn't. >> how much of it is true that people actually put on facebook? don't they just -- i mean, isn't it easy -- so easy to lie about
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stuff? >> yeah, but i think they take their best days ever and put them on, and so i think you feel crummy about your day. >> false happiness or something, though, to me. i just think it's so sad that somebody on facebook all day long looking at other people's lives and not living their own. >> i do that sometimes. i do it. you want to see what everyone is up to, but then you don't realize -- >> they aren't up to it. >> they are, and then you feel like, wow, hey -- i have to say you can get a little envious. i don't want to, and i hate myself when i am doing it, but i'm, like, she has such a cute boyfriend, or her life seems happy. >> it's momentary. >> hence, the special drink we have. >> it will change by tomorrow. yeah. >> exactly. >> like the weather. don't get used to it. things change. >> we have some bizarre hotels, and we want to direct you up to the big screen because you'll be able to see them better here, but these are some of the strangest and craziest hotel
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ideas, and since it is president's day weekend, a lot of people are going to be going away. the first pick is called the sheep wagon in nebraska. you can actually say that you stayed -- that's a hotel room. >> that's a hotel room. >> it's got a bathroom. it's got the whole thing. shower and everything. >> i don't know. does it really have a bathroom, though, hoda? >> they're heated. >> all right. >> what is that -- >> $80 per night? $79 or something like that? >> in finland you can enjoy your life -- your vacation in an igloo. >> that looks pretty adcool. >> you don't want people around either. >> would you like an upside down room? this is in berlin. >> that's the igloo still. that's still the igloo. your bed is on the ceiling, and all the furniture is up on the floor. every room has a special theme. >> i think the bed is the only thing that's actually on the floor, and all the other furniture. how do you turn on your lights? >> i don't know. they probably have it rigged up for you. >> costa rica, this is the last
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one. how about this? you can spend your vacation on a plane. okay? you just got off one. now -- >> who doesn't want to get right back on one? >> all right, kids. we're going to pick our favorite sign right now, and the winner gets a $5 mug. we got money to burn. >> because we got a lot of budget. edgar ran off with our car yesterday. that was cute. there was one more. that's awfully cute too. all right. let's go with the one in the back there. matt, katy, al -- >> who is katie? >> i've heard of her. >> guess who is about to join us right here on this stage? florida. see you after this. ♪ na na na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ i woke up to a feeling
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♪ >> we're back, and flordia has sold more than 76 million singles. he has one more. >> yeah. >> we're about to help him out. a little later we're going to help flordia remix one of his songs. we are so ready for you. hey, flo. >> hello, ladies. >> i feel like i shouldn't be sitting in the middle of you. >> that's okay. you're fine. >> ah. >> the grammys were a week away. must have been a lot of fun. i know you had fun over there. >> so amazing. just stepping out on the red carpet. i have family members, you know, just tweeting pictures of me. i just found a new artist on my label, and i got a chance to see, you know, the tribute that bob marley. >> yeah, that's cool. >> you love seeing justin timberlake. >> justin timberlake, that was amazing. great job, justin. >> when you are recording a song in the studio, do you say to yourself i know this is going to be a hit. do you know with your songs?
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>> immediately i know. >> how? just the beat? >> number one records and everything, you know, i will listen to the production first of all. then i'll listen to the chorus, you know, the p type of flow on the record. >> the hook. >> i get goose bumps every time. i remember the first time that i heard "wild ones" just the quick edit of it was just i knew it was going to be a smash. >> i cried one of your favorites too. what is it about that song? >> very emotional. at the same time it still has the up tempo, playful melody and beat and everything. >> that's from your own experiences in life, right? "i cried." >> everything i went to. i have my nephew with me who played me in the video. growing up in my projects, you know, in a small apartment, you know, i just had to let the friends know where i come from. >> i think people should stop talking and start thinking a little. >> that's what hoda came for. sfroo we are going to sing the hook in this song. what's the song? >> "wild ones." >> just making sure.
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this is the way it's supposed to sound. okay. let's listen. >> emphasis on that. ♪ hey, i heard you were a wild one, oh ♪ ♪ i took you home, it would be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do >> okay. >> okay. >> this is how it's supposed to sound. >> right. >> okay. now, we would like to do this with you. we don't -- we know it's supposed to sound like that. help us do this right because we want to sing the hook. >> better than the girl. >> that's the problem. >> not in my key. >> when i'm doing a record, i always do the back -- the very deep part. i try to help you out with this. >> we can't do it. >> facial expression is very, very important. >> i am so excited. what can we do? >> if you forget the lyrics, you just have to pretend it. that will be even better. come on. >> you start off.
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>> hey, i heard -- we got to wait. >> we're ready. >> go. is it now? >> it's coming up. >> i can't wait. >> piano. >> go. go. come on. i'm ready. ♪ hey, i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ oh ♪ i took you home, it would be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do ♪ i want to shut down the club ♪ with you ♪ hey, i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ wild one ♪ oh ♪ party going to rock this pumping movie, got my music, how we do this ♪ ♪ i don't care ♪ ♪ ready to get loud make no expressways
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>> come on. everybody, sing. ♪ i heard you were a wild one ♪ oh ♪ if i took you home it would be a home run ♪ >> come on. ♪ show me how you do ♪ i want to shut down the club ♪ with you >> come on. ♪ hey, i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ wild one ♪ oh >> all right. up next our guy is still with us. we love flordia. ♪
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>> all right. it is time for our l.a. style. here with us we have flordia who is here with us. he is sticking around, and we are so excited. also with us is gil marini. he is married. jalyl white is sing well a daughter. bob kinny is divorced. anyway, also from show house showdown and the radio show happy hour. >> of course. >> he has been married before. >> that's why he is divorced. >> our newbie at the end is a single guy from vanederpump rules the sexy zac taylor. are you ready for your first question? >> we have kelly. >> hi. i'm actually shocked that i even have a question for you guys because i've been married, like,
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27 years. >> it's still a man. >> still a mystery. why do you guys even bother to ask our opinion when you don't listen? >> oh. >> just saying. just saying. sorry. >> we like to make you feel good. >> what do you think? why do you yes? >> the first thing i learned from my sisters was to listen. i have seven sisters. i don't have that problem. >> thank you. >> maybe he's looking. he's looking. >> i'm up here. i'm up here. what do you think about that? >> i think we do listen. we might not -- >> do you? >> i'm pretty sure we're listening, but maybe we're not very vocal about it. we're listening. we are listening. >> let's go tower next question. it's a facebook post. does it matter to my husband if i come to bed in sweats versus something sexy? >> yes. >> does it matter?
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>> let's start right here. >> you know, i like. i don't like all the made-up crazy lingerie. girls come in the bedroom and all that. i like boy shorts and a t-shirt cut off about right here. >> you agree? >> i agree. >> men don't like sexy lingerie? >> it's going to come off. >> exactly. >> i don't care what they wear as long as they come to bed. >> i agree with jalil and at the same time i lot of the lingerie as well. >> the perfect man again. >> the guy is good. >> taking notes, i hope. next up is nicole from indiana. >> hi, boys. >> hello. >> when you go out with a girl for the first time, what is the average amount of time it takes for you to text them or call them if you're interested? leak when should i be worried if you're not contacting me? >> zach, take it at the end. >> having trouble with this one.
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>> i guess it depends. if you like a girl right away, the next day. >> the next day. >> a couple of days. i wouldn't freak out. a couple of days. >> what do you think, bob? >> i don't think there's a four day rule. if i like someone, i might text them that night and say i had a great time with you. >> we're taking a short break and coming right back. some spots...you just gotta love. but my spots...i just had to lose. garnier clinical dark spot corrector. a daily moisturizer... powered by pure, potent, vitamin c. it breaks up dark spots, lifts them away, prevents new ones from surfacing. 82% saw spot reduction. dark spot corrector. and now, use with clinical dark spot overnight peel. our 1st gentle, leave-on peel to fade dark spots and reveal smoother, brighter skin in just 1 week. another innovation from garnier skincare.
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good morning. it is 10:26. we continue to be on storm watch. we want to check that forecast right away with christina loren. >> clouds closing in on san jose, marla. but we're still rather dry. lit up like a christmas tree. we've got deep reds an oranges, even yellows. that's an indication of really heavy rainfall moving into the east bay. all this moisture is headed towards san jose, so just in time for your 11:00 broadcast. we'll be tracking these stronger cells and let you know what's to come. there's more rain on the way. 10:27, first, want to see what these showers are doing to your morning drive. >> they're doing this. this is the san mateo bridge. westbound, you can barely make out through that blur and low clouds and definitely rain there. slippery conditions on either
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side of the san mateo bridge. we're going to look at oakland. from the san mateo bridge up, soupy conditions continue. we're seeing breaks of sunshine here. on the peninsula, things are changing, getting wetter. e heading south, so prepare for that. >> thank you so much. after the break, we'll take a look at some of the day's headlines.
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ed lee is expected to make a big announcement surrounding the
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new mission rock development project near at&t park. the company will occupy what is now pier 48. this illustration shows what the brewery will look like. it includes plans for 1500 apartments along with retail and office space. construction could begin next year. we will have more of the day's top stories coming up in just 30 minutes. >> yes. not only are we here at universal studios, hollywood, at the city walk, we are here with five amazing guys. flordia stayed with us. we have gil, jalill, bob, and zach. >> we have some great questions. who do you have, sara? >> hi, girls. how are you doing? >> you're asking the guys,
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though? >> my question is for the guys. when is the right time to say i love you? >> when is the right time? >> after the first date? second date? >> very good. >> all right. who wants to take that one first? >> i don't want to go -- >> i'm not touching that one. >> the right time is when you feel in your heart and that's it. there's no right time. >> but definitely after the first date, right? >> that's my wife. 15 years we're together. >> a lot of people aren't worried about saying i love you. they're worried about the response. >> somebody saying it back. >> right? do you say it first? >> flo, do you say it first or do you wait? >> i go with the l-u-v the first time. >> l-u-v. >> luv u. >> have you guys all had your heartbroken at one point? they say the man has a harder time getting over a broken heart than a woman does? >> i was 8 years old, and she was -- i don't want to go and
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date you. >> still bitter about it. >> let's go back to sara. >> let's go to cameron. >> i am just wonder whatting your opinion of manscaping is? >> that's a good question. manscaping. >> it's pretty important to me. >> very important. >> i think it's mandatory. >> does everybody do manscaping? >> yeah, absolutely. >> i don't over-scape, but i think there's a fine line there. i think you need to scape. just don't overscape. that can be kind of weird. >> what are you dawg about? >> i'm, like, we don't talk about manscaping outside of the manscaping boundaries. >> don't talk about manscaping. >> flo, you do a little of that? >> kind of. >> that's the boundary. >> is it waxing? what are you doing? >> oh, no. whoa. >> no, no. no waxing. >> trim sng. >> just trimming.
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>> buzzing. >> pluck? >> i thought you said something else. sorry. >> buzzing. >> all right. it's time for another one. >> next up we have robin from l.a. >> what's your ideal date? >> ideal date. >> just go down the line maybe. >> a lot of times i'm home in miami. definitely want to pull out in a nice car. you know, i like to probably go out to a movie or something. >> movie or something. >> something you have a lot of time for. >> i think the ideal date at the end of the night would be you go home and you say i had a great time. >> doesn't matter what you did. >> doesn't matter. >> i'm mr. creativity when it comes to this stuff. i like to get a woman outside of her comfort zone. i like to go skiing or something like that. beers in a bag, go in the trees. >> break a leg. >> beers in a bag. sounds good. >> you never know what can happen in the trees. >> i like to have a barbecue over at my house.
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i get to know her that way, and she gets to know my friends at the same time. >> all right. >> jack. >> i'm, like bob here. i also like to have a girl over, make her dinner, maybe watch a movie. >> make her dinner. >> you guys are great. i love you. >> michigan brother right there. >> coming up next, a grand tour after this. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix
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♪ my mom told me when i was young we were almost superstars ♪ ♪ put my lipstick on ♪ there's wrong with who you are because he made you perfectly ♪ >> you are listening to 19-year-old arielle at the universal city walk. she was on the "today" show many years ago. >> 8 years old. >> she pops up here doing her thing. she's doing really well. >> look at her. >> sfwla come on, girl. let it go. >> all right. it is now time for sara in the city and our girl sara tainz takes on universal. >> i hear she's been doing schmoozing. thank you, meagan.
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>> really important person. the v.i.p. experience is for you. ♪ >> today i'm at universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. we are here to enjoy universal studios v.i.p. experience. the special tour that takes you behind the scenes of the theme park and puts the world of movie-making magic within arm's reach. >> when you're a v.i.p., the lines are shorter. >> the v.i.p. lounge you never know who you are going to run into. snack for me? kind of romantic. >> marilynn. >> welcome to the v.i.p. experience universal studios hollywood. my name is chris. i'll be your guide today. >> first up, chelsea lately. kathie lee got a personalized tour with chelsea.
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i wonder what they'll have for me. >> she's not even here. chelsea is not here? there are no lights. i couldn't even get lights on. i'm bringing my friends. come on, guys. we have the place to ourselves. ♪ rumor has it ♪ rumor has it ♪ rumor has it >> from one set to another. >> the set that i want to take you into right now one of the main sets from "parenthood". this is where most of that show takes place, inside of the kitchen. >> what? >> yeah. >> everything not nailed to the set, the couches, the chaerz, the lamps, these are called props, and we store them in our property warehouse where we have nearly a million props. >> props and movie history in fabric. >> take a look at this. there's a name. m. brando. >> oh, that's marlon brando's? >> this is used on the last season. >> that's awesome. >> anybody remember the flying nun, sally field? >> yes. >> her hat. >> oh, my god. you have a disco ball section.
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♪ >> yeah. >> i want to see, like, vintage toys. alphie. >> is this tour going to involve food any time soon? >> and, boy, oh, boy, was the answer yes. >> i was expecting a hot dog or something. i'm going to get lobster. >> there's no skimping when it comes to this kind of buffet because these people are the elite of elites for us. >> i agree. i am the elite of elites. >> oh, for sure. >> fist pump. >> after lunch the tour transformed. >> now we're off to enter the world of decepticons and autobots as they battle for the safety and survival of planet earth. >> sorry. i'm more of an autobot kind of
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girl. autobots, roll out. transformers, the ride 3-d. 60,000 square feet of 3-d robots. >> you'll never escape megatron. from futuristic robots to a great big ape. king kong was next. after king kong it was off to new york street where over 8,000 tv shows and movies have been filmed, including "the sting," "austin powers," and "spider-man." from new york street it was past live sets and straight to the baits motel. >> how creepy? >> which wasn't empty. >> oh, my god.
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>> he is still coming. he is way too in character. go. go. the universal v.i.p.'s and i, we came, we saw, we conquered. >> conquered, we did. i don't think i could experience a theme park any other way at this point. a little spoiled. back to you, girls. >> good job. >> thank you, sara. >> all right. we are going to find out what the best burgers in l.a. are. >> oh, yeah. >> we are all about. sfwoo two chefs who know how to handle their meat. >> careful. >> right after this. ♪ cheeseburger in paradise [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself. well, almost.
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>> in today's kitchen six juicy and meaty just the way hoda likes it. >> that is gross. okay? i like burgers anyway, but, anyway, we have two of the finest burger joints in l.a. with us today. >> for this american classic. we have adam fleschman over here representing, he is the founder of omami burger. >> i want that. >> and we have andy weinerhonor, the chairman and ceo of fat burger. >> let's start over here. what are we cooking? >> well, we're doing some more unusual burgers. we have our hangover burger. >> what's in that? >> pa >>pastrami, eggs, cheese. >> then we have the scotch burger for the next day. >> which is infused with scotch. >> who would eat such a thing? that's terrible. >> i have the first one. >> i want to try this one. >> the hangover burger? >> the hangover, yeah. >> okay. >> and you have a lot of different sauces. tell us about these as we go around. oh.
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>> we make a bunch of different sauce that is are infused with -- >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> you can have it sprayed right on your -- >> that is so good. wow. >> the egg and the -- >> and the scotch. >> that one doesn't look all the way cooked through. what is that? >> that's a rare ahi tuna burger. most people like it rare. that's how we do it. >> i was going to say, very good. very, very good. >> look at this one with the potato on it. >> these are smushed potatoes with garlic aholi. we have fries and manly burger, pickles that we make in house. >> i tell you. outstanding. >> that's another hangover? >> of course, it is. >> thank you. >> over here to you. >> fat burger. >> fat burger man. >> you're coming to new york, i hear? >> we open in new york in about three months. >> okay. >> and fat burger started in 1952 here in los angeles. it's 60 years old.
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in south-central los angeles. now we're in 27 countries around the world. >> what makes yours unique? >> well, it's a fresh burger. it's cooked right in front of you with although toppings that you customize and add so you can have chilli and egg and cheese. >> i like the size of these. >> these look manageable. >> they're a one pound hamburger. we have a half pound. we have turkey burgers. >> tell us about those monsters. >> those are a pound and a half. gigantic. >> wait. look at this. look what's happening here. >> go, hoda. >> that is really -- >> go. >> fat burger -- >> do it, hoda. >> a little encouragement for hoda. >> i told you could do it. >> delicious. >> great. >> you've got fat fries. >> fat fries and skinny fries. homemade milk shakes. welcome to new york in a couple
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of months. >> murray hill. scloo there are other burger joints around here, right? >> if you want to see the famous ones, you can only get it here at universal city walk, but these are great too. >> shakes, obviously. delicious. >> the milk shake, and we added -- >> she wants more. feed her. >> thank you so much, guys. we'll be back, you guys. we'll be doing some magic tricks. >> this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ oh, it's magic >> a man named bill larson opened up the legendary and exclusive club. it's called the magic castle in hollywood. >> i have been to it many, many times. it's a private club. it's so much fun. one of the most famous people to come out of there is this gentleman, john armstrong. >> thanks. >> do you have a few tricks up your sleeve for us? >> i got cards, right? >> it looks like a deck of car. >> this is very important.
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this is a tiny. i'll show you the most amazing thing you'll ever see. watch this. >> yes. >> see how it picks it up? you can do this with multiple cards. put it right there. i go ready. pick them all up. >> how did do you that? >> that shouldn't work right. >> it really shouldn't. >> the heavier it is. >> aren't you just using your little fingers. >> please stop trying to bust him out. >> i'll do a whole deck. >> he did it. >> usually people applaud. that's okay. >> that could have been a fluke. he understands things. i'll show you what i mean. give me a number between one and ten. >> eight. >> the plunger hears you say eight. he understands that. watch. when he picks up the cards, he won't pick up all the cards. will he pick up exactly -- >> no. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. >> it's magic. >> how did do you that? >> it's magical. >> would you like to get involved?
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>> sure. >> excellent. >> give me a number between 10 and 20. >> 16. frank gifford. >> i should have predicted that, actually. i would have known. once again, hold out your hands. all right. the plunger hears you say 16. >> 16. >> and count those down. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. >> are you kidding? >> 16. >> that's a smart little plunger. >> tiny plunger. >> the tiny plunger -- you know understand, like, card quantity. he understands card identity. >> no. let's see. >> i'll show you what i mean. >> clubs, diamonds, hearts. >> kathie, you reach in there. >> i leak this card very, very much. >> take a look at it. show it to everybody. >> show it to everybody? show it to everybody. >> got it. >> got it. >> don't look. >> i'm going to ask you to put it right back inside there. >> inside. >> can i stick it anywhere i
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want? right there. oh, you messed with him. >> i can't find it now. that's okay. that's okay. that's okay. i'm not doing it. the plunger is. >> okay. plunger. >> the plunger will now memorize the entire deck of cards. >> and go. >> he has done so. >> please whisper the name of your card to the tiny plunger. >> uh-huh. >> a lot of people just pick it up. that was cool. watch. he knows where all the cards are. plus he knows where your card is. >> i don't believe it. >> oh, my god. you rocked it. that's how you entertain us. >> i need a tiny plunger to my life. those are the best. >> that was awesome. >> thank you for coming. >> thank you. >> we have a great show coming up. i go to the house in malibu that how howie mandel wants to sell to me. >> sde quite the salsz job.
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>> she wears gloves. >> yeah, baby. >> that was --
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good morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. well, after a warm weekend, reality is set iting in. yeah, the bay area now being hit with that winter blast. steady rain has definitely kicked in. right to christina loren. >> if it was just the rain, it would be one thing, but we've
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got thunderstorms, low snow levels. you see the pink? that's a mix of snow. some sleet reported down to 500 feet near sfo this morning. we've got some really active weather out there and this is going to be the case for the next two hours. we are now in the thick of it. this is the worst part of the storm system just starting to move into the south bay. you can see these flashes of white. that's straight snow. i want to show you more of the impressive areas. places toupt stay off the roads for the next 15 to 20 minutes. antioch, just getting hammered with heavy rain. the red, those are flare ups of thunderstorms. in addition to the rain and thunderstorm, we have these little pockets of very low snow, sleet and reports of hail. so you want to take it easy. if you can, postpone your travel for the next two hours. the storm system will exit, but it's just going to